Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony WX7

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HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Sony Cybershot WX7 68

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.6
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
921k dots
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Size Fairly small Help
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness Thin Help
0.8"
Weight Light weight Help
139 g
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
2 seconds
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Zoom Poor zoom Help
WX7:5.6x
WX9:5x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$199

Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$148

Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Ultra compact

3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

Compact

$138

Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

Sony Cybershot WX10

Compact

Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Travel zoom

$223 - $328

Zoom Has much more zoom
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Ultra compact

$100 - $170

Size Is slightly smaller
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$490 - $515

Zoom Much more zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Size Much larger
Aperture Narrower aperture

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Travel zoom

$280

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$288

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$279

Zoom Significantly more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$207 - $300

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Much larger

appearance

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

discussion

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